A Pedal Power weekend away

Each year Pedal Power hosts a Xmas in July ride over a long weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun).

Xmas in July? Just because it isn’t December.

Explore the beauty of Bundanoon and the surrounding rural Southern Highlands.


Friday Gather at the Bundanoon YHA on Friday evening. Settle in, meet your fellow Pedal Power cyclists and see some glow worms.

Saturday Ride the loop to Fitzroy Falls via the historic town of Burrawang stopping at the Burrawang Pub for morning tea. Return ride is about 69 km. On return see the streets of Bowral (including the Bradman Museum), check out the famous Robertson Pie Shop, or view the ocean from the escarpment. All possibilities are highlighted on the maps for those who wish to add extra challenges or make their own ways.

Saturday evening Group dinner at the historic Bundanoon Pub: start with pre-dinner drinks followed by set three course yuletide menu, all to piano music.

Sunday A leisurely loop of around 60 km via Penrose, Wingello and down Paddy’s River to the recently reopened Canyonleigh General Store, in the highland’s west, for some caffine refuelling. Return via the Illwarra Highway and Exeter to Bundanoon.

Ride grade

Ride grade is MXX.

Getting there

Bundanoon is around 1.5 hr drive or 6-7 hr ride away from Canberra.


Those staying at the Bundanoon YHA will enjoy a beautiful Edwardian era guesthouse set in a magnificent garden. The YHA is fully equipped with hostel share/room accommodation (rooms hold between four and eight persons in bunks). Pedal Power normally books 20 beds. Campsites are also available.

Package options

The following packages are available with prices advertised separately in the Canberra Cyclist and on the web site:

Option 1 Rides, YHA hostel bed for two nights and three course dinner.

Option 2 Rides, YHA camp site for two nights and three course dinner.

Option 3 Rides, YHA hostel bed for one night and three course dinner.

Option 4 Rides, YHA camp site for one night and 3 course dinner.

Option 5 Saturday rides and three course dinner plus Sunday rides, ie arrange your own accommodation.


Bookings are open once the ride is officially announced in the Canberra Cyclist magazine, in the eBulletin or on the web site.

Bookings and payment are made through the Pedal Power office using a registration form that will be provided for each ride. Download the form and either fax (6248 7774) or post it, with payment, to Pedal Power, PO Box 581. Canberra 2601. Sorry, no internet purchase is possible, but you can call the office with credit card details to make a payment. A completed form with disclaimer is still required however.


These are unsupported rides; there is no sag wagon.

Pedal Power members are covered by their third party liability and personal accident insurances: non-members undertake all activities at their own risk. We encourage all non-members to join Pedal Power.



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